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Zimbabwe's main opposition warns of more protests

Zimbabwe's main opposition warns of more protests

21.1.2020

Zimbabwe 's main opposition warns of more protests

Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Nelson Chamisa addressed thousands of supporters in Mbare township at a rally that had previously been barred by authorities, who cited security concerns.

HARARE - Zimbabwe's main opposition leader on Tuesday warned his supporters to prepare for more demonstrations to force political and economic change in a country lurching from one crisis to another. Officials gave the go-ahead on Tuesday after stopping it earlier this month saying they were too busy to police the rally. Police were absent from the venue, but officers stood in clusters along the road leading to the grounds of Stoddart Hall, once a popular venue for political meetings that gave birth to nationalist movements during colonial rule. In November, riot police fired tear gas and beat opposition supporters after barring Chamisa's planned address to his supporters outside the party headquarters in the city centre. "The constitution allows (us) to demonstrate when we feel it’s necessary. So this is going to be a year of demos and action," Chamisa said. "There is no gun that is able to stop you, there is no politician that is powerful enough to stop you, so Zimbabweans always remember your rights (to protest)." Zimbabwe is in the throes of an entrenched economic crisis that has rendered basic goods out of reach for most people whose earnings have been wiped out by galloping inflation - one of the highest in the world. The worst drought in 40 years has added to the misery of Zimbabweans with more than half of the country's 15 million people now facing food shortages. Chamisa, who narrowly lost to President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the disputed 2018 elections, told his followers that he was prepared to negotiate with his political opponent to find a solution to the crises confronting the country. He dismissed current talks between the government and 19 of the smaller parties that lost the 2018 poll, as a sideshow. Since Mnangagwa took over the southern African country following the 2017 coup that deposed long-time authoritarian ruler Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe has sunk deeper into a political and economic quagmire. The government has been accused of harassment and abduction of opposition members and human rights defenders. Efforts to re-engage with the Western countries have also failed to bear fruit. Chamisa cited Zimbabwe's failure to be invited to the UK-Africa Investment Summit held in London this week, as a sign that the country's re-engagement efforts have been unsuccessful. Read more: Eyewitness News

Parents demand answers for Enoch Mpianzi's deathParents and concerned parties are protesting outside Parktown Boys' High School on Tuesday. I think, if we are patient we will get all the answers. I think we should give the people tasked with investigating this the space they need. annnnnnnnd there it is!.... the racial angle!.... ffs, so predictable No child's life is worthless Only in your own mind As it stand: gross negligence on the part of the school and organizer putting all the children at risk

Clean up at Zim Anti-Corruption Commission aims to recover assets of US$300mThe Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) is preparing for a fresh start with the departure of its operational head, Silence Pondo. It can only happen if they arrest the real pepetrators and the majority of whom are untouchable as they are in power!! For those who were arrested no successful conviction has taken place so this target is just a 'wish'. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡 Why do you keep on reporting on Zim? This is South Africa! They voted for land now let them eat the land!

In Zimbabwe, a backyard hydroponic farm beats drought to grow veg - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.%In a backyard in Zimbabwe 's capital, a 50-year-old mother of two is using hydroponics to grow vegetables for some of Harare's top restaurants, defying drought and an economic crisis that have left millions needing food aid.% Yoooh nkosiyami one positive ngathi in over 2 years. Sike siphefumule bo for a second Are you also supporting Mnangagwa's call for Zimbabweans to eat grass like cattle when himself is eating machikichori/delious meat at his State House?Meat has protein,fat,energy&calcium which are critical components of a balanced diet.These components are not available in veges

SA to face Ghana, Zim and Ethiopia in Soccer World Cup qualifier - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.South Africa will face Ghana, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia in Group G, in the World Cup qualifier draw announced on Tuesday. Nigeria will qualified from the GroupC. I'm ready for the Mabenas Mathata fela

SAHRC, Mpianzi family jump gate to access campsite - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.The South Africa n Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the family of Enoch Mpianzi, have jumped over the main gate of the Nyati Bush campsite to gain access to it. What happened to him? We respect the grieving family but they shouldn't allow themselves to be manipulated by fame seeking individuals. There are laws in this country which can be applied to access information & enter properties, not by breaking the law. The family should take the issue with the schl.

Villagers break into home of King Diko to demand reopening of main roadAngry villagers in Mount Frere broke into the home of King Diko – the husband to Ramaphosa's spokesperson Khusela Diko. Residents were angry that the king closed one of the main roads in the village and had erected a wall and gates across the road oooooooooo so she's royalty!?! Is that why she thought she was important enough to contradict the Deputy President!?! I give up on ANC, yinke lento is about nepotism, my friend's pal's girlfriend's sister's mother. You can't make this shit up anymore So where does Ramaphosa fit in here? Is he King or Chief



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